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Sachin turns poet! - 31 Oct 2007
father in Marathi Matser blaster Sachin Tendulkar turned poet sounds amazing... Thackeray. Sachin’s father was a well-known critic and a Marathi poet. He... of Marathi origin also pitched in reciting works of their favourite Marathi poet

Daniel Radcliffe to play poet Ginsberg - 30 Nov 2011
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Daniel Radcliffe is set to play legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in new movie 'Kill Your Darlings'. According... Ginsberg with Chris Evans as poet/novelist Jack Kerouac and Ben Whishaw

Turkey restores late poet Nazim Hikmet's citizenship - 06 Jan 2009
London, January 6 (ANI): Turkey has decided to restore the citizenship of its first and foremost modern poet, Nazim Hikmet. The playwright, regarded...;The poet, who spent much of his adult life in prison or in exile, subsequently

Gerard Depardieu says his son was 'a true poet and he died like a poet' - 19 Jan 2009
son, actor Gerard Depardieu has said that the 37-year-old was a 'true poet and he died like a poet'. Depardieu became well-known after playing archetypical... never changed. He was like his words, like poetry. He was a true poet and he died

Assamese poet Hiren Bhattacharyya passes away - 04 Jul 2012
Guwahati, July 4 (IANS) Award-winning Assamese poet Hiren Bhattacharyya, 80, died of lung infection at a private hospital here Wednesday.Bhattacharyya.... He breathed his last at 11.20 a.m. Wednesday.Known as the "Poet of Love

Pakistani poet's mausoleum blown up - 10 May 2012
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) The under-construction mausoleum of poet and politician Ajmal Khan Khattak in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was blown up and an hour later a second explosion wounded a dozen people who had gathered

Rehman Rahi, a true poet of Kashmiriyat - 07 Nov 2008
Srinagar, Nov 7 (IANS) He is truly a poet of 'Kashmiriyat' who has boldly... Kashmiri poet.   Rahi, the author of more than a dozen books... of Kashmiri culture - the Kashmiriyat,' said Bashir Manzar, a poet and an editor

Britain gets first woman poet laureate - 02 May 2009
London, May 2 (IANS) Britain got its first woman poet laureate in Carol Ann... Motion, who has just completed a 10-year term.    Poet laureates... as 'a towering figure in English literature today and a superb poet'. Prime Minister

Scribbled thoughts reveal Michelangelo was a tortured poet - 06 Dec 2010
London, Dec 6 (ANI): He was known for his extraordinary achievements in sculpture and painting, but Michelangelo was apparently a tortured poet - a relatively... that he was also a poet, writing around 300 poems in his lifetime, said Barkan

William Wordsworth's letter to fellow poet fetches 8,825 at auction - 02 May 2009
London, May 2 (ANI): A letter of advice by poet William Wordsworth has sold... to fellow poet Robert Southey. Wordsworth wrote the letter in response to a request by Southey, who was Poet Laureate at the time, to cast his eye over

Pete Doherty to star as boozy French poet in new movie - 16 Dec 2010
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Rocker Pete Doherty is set to play the role of a boozy French poet in an upcoming movie. The Libertines frontman is set to start shooting the film in Paris post Christmas. "I don't know if I'm

Radcliffe turns into poet - 08 May 2012
to girlfriend Rosie Coker, reports He plays poet Allen Ginsberg

Kashmiri poet Rahi receives Jnanpith award - 07 Nov 2008
New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Eminent Kashmiri poet Rahman Rahi received the Jnanpith award, the country's highest literary award, for his contribution to Indian literature Rahi was conferred the Jnanpith (pinnacle of knowledge) award

Mexican poet wins human rights prize - 23 Apr 2012
Mexico City, April 23 (IANS/EFE) Poet Javier Sicilia received the Sergio Mendez Arceo Human Rights Prize this weekend for his efforts to promote peace...;The poet said the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, which he has led since

Oz woman puts struggling poet husband up for sale on eBay! - 24 Apr 2010
struggling poet husband "up for sale" on eBay. Sonya Semmens decided to offer... performance poet who has dedicated his life to the wit and wisdom of well-crafted... English poet Robert Graves. "There's no money in poetry

Robert Burns stole thoughts from a lesser-known English poet? - 01 Nov 2009
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Robert Burns, the renowned and much praised 18th century Scottish poet, may have ripped off ideas from a lesser-known English poet, according to experts. Rab Wilson, the Burns Writing Fellow for Dumfries

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is a poet too - 11 Jul 2009
London, July 11 (ANI): There's more to Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe's creative aspects than just acting, the teenage heartthrob is also a published poet, it has emerged. Four poems written by the 19-year-old actor have been

Indian poet faces defeat in top Oxford job race - 17 May 2009
London, May 17 (ANI): Indian poet Arvind Mehrotra has lost the chair of Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford to British classical scholar... to those eligible to vote in the election. The St Lucia-born poet

Kashmiri poet Rahman Rahi receives Jnanpith Award - 06 Nov 2008
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Eminent Kashmiri poet Rahman Rahi was Thursday conferred the Jnanpith Award - becoming the first Kashmiri to get India's highest literary honour. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the award at a function here

Bahraini poet says she was beaten, threatened with rape during custody - 15 Jul 2011
Manama (Bahrain), July 15 (ANI): A young Bahraini woman poet has said she was beaten, electrocuted and threatened with sexual assault while in custody in Bahrain.  Ayat al-Qurmezi, 20, was arrested after reciting an anti-government

Protest against imminent unveiling of Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar in Karnataka - 08 Aug 2009
-poet Thiruvalluvar on August 9 in the city. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M... in establishing the statue of a Tamilian poet. State Chief Minister Yeddyurappa... but remained covered since then. statue of Kannada poet named Sarvajna will also

Daniel Radcliffe turns poet for girlfriend - 07 May 2012
girlfriend, the Sun reported.The 22-year-old is essaying the part of poet Allen

Assam's legendary singer, film maker and poet Bhupen Hazarika passes away - 05 Nov 2011
Mumbai, Nov.5 (ANI): Assam's acclaimed singer, film director and poet Dr. Bhupen Hazarika died at Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital on Saturday following multiple... that of a poet who breathes freely in the indigenous culture of Assam.  His

Bahrain to investigate poet's prison torture claim against royal family member - 20 Jul 2011
Manama, July 20 (ANI): Allegations of torture against a female member of Baharian's royal family made by the 20-year-old student poet Ayat al-Gormezi, are to be investigated by a special committee of the Interior Ministry. Gormezi

PM condoles passing away of legendary singer, filmmaker and poet Bhupen Hazarika - 05 Nov 2011
New Delhi, Nov 5(ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the passing away of Assam's acclaimed singer, film director and poet Dr. Bhupen... to a director but his heart remained that of a poet who breathes freely

Poet Hali instilled patriotism through his writings: Ansari - 23 Nov 2008
Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Remembering the eminent poet and social reformer Khwaja Altaf Hussain Hali Panipati, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Hali had made efforts to instil a feeling of nationalism in the people through his writings

Poet Simon Armitage eyes Olympic gig for 2012 - 04 Nov 2010
coming together of poets," the poet told the BBC. "It's insanely ambitious...;"It shouldn't work, but it absolutely does. Colombian poet William Ospina read... makes for this very powerful linguistic cocktail," he added. A poet from

Bangladeshi poet exonerated of sedition charge - 14 Nov 2008
Dhaka, Nov 14 (IANS) Renowned Bangladeshi writer Shahriar Kabir, charged in 2001 with sedition for speaking out in favour of religious minorities, has been exonerated by a Dhaka court.

Chinese dissident poet charged with subversion - 18 Jan 2012
Beijing, Jan.18 (ANI): A veteran Chinese dissident, Zhu Yufu, has been charged with subversion for writing and publishing a poem on the internet, according to his lawyer.

Chinese dissident poet charged with subversion - 18 Jan 2012
Beijing, Jan.18 (ANI): A veteran Chinese dissident, Zhu Yufu, has been charged with subversion for writing and publishing a poem on the internet, according to his lawyer.

Poet Keki N. Daruwalla weaves words around history - 10 May 2009
the world was truly becoming global, feels award-winning poet and short story

Sahitya Akademi commissions US poet to polish up Indian translations - 21 May 2009
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In an initiative to popularise Indian literature across the world, the Sahitya Akademi has roped in young US poet Catherine Jones to polish up English translations of major literary works from the large oeuvre

Robin Williams' 'Dead Poet Society' voted 'Best Film Set In School Ever' - 26 Nov 2008
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Robin Williams' 1989 flick 'Dead Poet's Society', the tale of an English class changed irrevocably by an inspirational teacher, has been voted the 'Best Film Set In School Ever'. The flick topped the poll

Indian diplomat poet talks of hope, belief in tomorrow - 04 Nov 2011
the contrasting connection between being a diplomat and a poet, Kumar said a diplomat's job is to implement, while a poet's job is to project an ideal world.  Suresh K... with the ICCR. Though I know him since a year, but as a poet, I only came to know a week

Poet jailed for reciting pro-democracy poem claims she was tortured by Bahraini royal - 18 Jul 2011
Manama, July 18 (ANI): A 20-year-old Bahraini poet Ayat al-Gormezi has claimed that she was repeatedly beaten by a female member of the al-Khalifa royal family, when she was in prison for reciting a poem at a pro-democracy protest rally

Famous Tibetan poet sues China for passport - 01 Jan 2008
is the "poet who forgot to be afraid". Woeser is more modest. "I am a writer. I

Moscow to mark Colombian poet's birth anniversary - 25 Apr 2012
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A special subway train will be launched here Thursday to mark the 85th birth anniversary of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Noted poet, Booker judge on DSC literature prize panel - 20 Apr 2012
noted Indian poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Booker Prize jury member Alastair

Akhilesh's thanksgiving party, with family and party workers - 25 Mar 2012
Lucknow, March 25 (IANS) The sprawling 5, Kalidas Marg residence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhikesh Yadav opened for his party loyalists Sunday morning as the 38-year-old Samajwadi Party (SP) leader broke bread with young party

Bungling doctor "killed" John Keats - 25 Oct 2009
befriended romantic poet John Keats, has revealed that a doctor misdiagnosed the 'Hyperion' poet, which ultimately resulted in his death. The book written... for almost a month as he thought the poet was suffering from stress and a routine

Gandhian writer Vishnu Prabhakar dies at 97 - 11 Apr 2009
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Noted Hindi poet and Gandhian Vishnu Prabhakar died...' and the trademark Gandhi cap he wore till the end of his life. The poet had... for medical research.    The poet made headlines in 2005 when he threatened

Johnny Depp to star in film on Dante - 04 Dec 2008
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp will star in a film based on the life of Italian Renaissance poet Dante. Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil, has bought the screen rights to Nick Tosches' 2002 book

Robert Burns's last days revealed in a letter - 04 Aug 2010
London, August 4 (ANI): A letter, that throws a lot of light on Scottish poet... by Burns's boss at the Excise and describes how the poet made a journey... quoted the letter as reading. The poet was in fact 37-years-old, and he

Pakistan observes 132nd birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal - 09 Nov 2008
Lahore, Nov.9 (ANI): Pakistan today paid homage to Shair-e-Mashriq (The Poet of the East) Allama Iqbal on his 132nd birth anniversary. A Pakistan Navy... teachers also paid their respects to pakistan's national poet. Several seminars

Texting is the future of modern poetry, says laureate - 07 Sep 2011
London, Sept 7 (ANI): Defending the use of text messages by young people, a poet laureate has claimed that texting is the future of modern poetry. Carol...," the Daily Mail quoted the 55-year-old poet as saying. "It's a perfecting

A three-week long palanquin festival march begins in Maharashtra - 01 Jan 2008
near Pune for the annual pilgrimage to the temple of a medieval saint-poet. ... the palanquin of Saint Dyaneshwar - a 13th century saint-poet in Maharashtra...' (palanquin) of the saint-poet. Pilgrims dressed in white, playing cymbals and drums

Tagore exhibition opens at Edinburgh Napier University - 10 Jul 2012
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) An exhibition of photographs on the life of poet... show, titled "The Wayfaring Poet", captures the historic moments in Tagore's life..., philosophy, art and literature by highlighting the poet's legacy.The show also features

Give poets their privacy: Arvind Mehrotra - 27 May 2009
London, May 27 (IANS) Noted Indian poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra has pleaded the poet's right to privacy after an election for the Oxford University's high... Padel, the British poet who won with 297 votes, resigned from the post Monday after

Baloch scholar shot dead in Quetta - 02 Jun 2011
Quetta, June 2 (ANI): Renowned Baloch scholar, writer and poet Professor Saba Dashtyari was shot dead at Sariab Road in Quetta on Wednesday.  Professor Dashtyari was critically wounded by unidentified assailants fired at him. He

Robert Burns is first non-Royal to be honoured with three collections of stamps - 19 Jan 2009
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns has become the first non-Royal to be honoured with three collections of stamps.  Burns...;The second stamp features Alexander Nasmyth's famous portrait of the Ayrshire poet

Thiruvalluvar statue unveiled in Bangalore amidst tight security - 09 Aug 2009
Bangalore, Aug 9 (ANI): The statue of Tamil saint- poet Thiruvalluvar was unveiled on Sunday in Bangalore amidst tight security, bringing to an end... the statue of 16-century Kannada poet Sarvajna in Chennai on August 13. Speaking

Writer Kamala Das is dead - 31 May 2009
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) Poet and writer Kamala Das, well known for her works in both Malayalam and English, passed away in Pune early Sunday, family sources said. She was 75. She was suffering from diabetes and was recently

When does music produce noise-like effect? - 17 Nov 2008
London, Nov 17 (IANS) 'Music is always noise-related and often not appreciated,' German poet and humorist Wilhelm Busch noted wryly. Busch's sarcastic saying embodies a bitter truth: Orchestra musicians jeopardise their ears

Joaquin Phoenix to play Edgar Allen Poe in comeback film - 13 Mar 2010
London, Mar 13(ANI): Joaquin Phoenix is set to make a comeback to acting to play iconic American writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe. The actor had decided to quit acting to launch his rap career. He has only been seen

Becks' Achilles injury immortalised in poem - 17 Mar 2010
London, March 17 (ANI): David Beckham's injury has become the subject of a poem by a huge football fan and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Duffy likens Beckham, who was ruled out of World Cup after hurting his ankle, to the ancient

Volume of letters defy TS Eliot's cruel husband reputation - 01 Nov 2009
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A series of letters has debunked the myth surrounding poet TS Eliot's reputation as an uncaring and cruel husband. The letters... poet was often deeply concerned about his wife, Vivien's severe ill-health. 

Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa calls for all party meeting on Thiruvallar statue status - 03 Aug 2009
on the unveiling of a statue of Tamil saint-poet Thiruvallar in Bangalore. ... the statue of Kannada poet Sarvagna in Chennai on August 14.  Pro-Kannada

Javed Akhtar does 'bhangra' on son Farhan's show (Film snippets) - 07 Jan 2009
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Writer-poet Javed Akhtar, who usually shies away from breaking into dance and song, will now be seen doing the bhangra on the small screen to celebrate son Farhan's birthday Friday. Javed paid a surprise visit

Keep ?10 million in your pocket to bid for Alfred Lord Tennyson's house - 01 Jan 2008
London, Sept 17 (ANI): Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson's seven-bedroom house... shield for the poet from the "trippers" which surrounded his home on the Isle... away.The legendary poet loved the house so much that he even mentioned it in his

Carol Ann Duffy awaits Beckham's promised boots in return for poem - 01 Oct 2011
London, Oct 1 (ANI): Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has said that she has..., the 55-year-old Scottish poet, who was inspired to write the poem Achilles...,"she added. The poet has been waiting for the boots "for about six months

Dr. Satinder Sartaj takes Sufism to music lovers across the world - 30 Aug 2009
Ludhiana, Aug.30 (ANI): Satinder Sartaj is today known as a poet and sufi singer not just in Punjab all over the country, even abroad among ethnic Indians.  Born in a sleepy Bajrawar Village of Hoshiarpur, Sartaj holds a Doctorate

Pop stars raising money for Haiti to boost careers: Benjamin Zephaniah - 05 Feb 2010
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Rastafarian poet Benjamin Zephaniah has accused pop stars of using the Haiti earthquake to boost their careers. "I know a lot of these people, they talk to their managers and say 'is it worthwhile

Still no memorial to Ghalib in city of birth - 27 Dec 2008
he was born in 1796 bears no memorial to the Mughal era poet till date. ... as the poet's 212th birth anniversary.  'When tourists from Pakistan... where Ghalib was born should be converted into a national memorial for a poet

'Mango Hometown Tour' in 6 cities of US - 03 May 2011
leaves form part of Hindu pujas, festivals, and weddings. Poet Kalidas wrote about

Byron's personal letters on rivals, religion and romance sold for record price - 30 Oct 2009
- revealing a highly personal side of the poet, his romance, fury towards... by a British romantic poet. The letters were sent to a clergyman, Francis Hodgson... and dismissed his rival poet as William "Turdsworth". The letters, many of which

James Joyce's passport showing him falsely married up for grabs - 12 Jul 2011
London, July 12 (ANI): Famous Irish novelist and poet James Joyce's recently discovered passport has revealed that the author had falsely claimed that he was married at the time. The author received the passport in 1915 from

Robert Burns would have been considered terrorist today, says filmmaker - 25 Jan 2012
London, Jan 25 (ANI): A filmmaker has said that under modern laws, Scotland's national poet Robert Burns would have faced terrorism charges over his poetry if he was writing now. Alistair Fraser argued that under the UK's Terrorism

Basavanna's birth anniversary observed in Delhi - 24 Apr 2012
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): A large numbers of Kannada writers, artists and academicians from the national capital on Tuesday celebrated the birth anniversary of the 12th century poet Basavanna, who was a noted mystic and ardent social

How Dylan Thomas' 'sullen art' has inspired Hollywood celebs - 01 Jan 2008
London, Aug 11 (ANI): The archetypal romantic poet, Dylan Thomas, has apparently inspired many celebrities of today and yesteryears, and become a part... a decade, he is still ruling people's minds as a romantic poet who lived his life

TS Eliot a champion of lesbian fiction, father figure to younger writers - 30 Aug 2009
London, August 30 (ANI): Poet-playwright TS Eliot will be shown as a champion of lesbian fiction and compassionate father figure to struggling writers, when... Hughes wrote in the 1960s, which refer to the poet as "the Guru-in-chief

Con artist who posed as TS Eliot's twin daughters jailed for VAT frauds - 06 May 2011
London, May 6 (ANI): A Brit con artist who claimed to be the twin daughter of poet TS Eliot has been sentenced to seven years jail for VAT frauds totaling..., who she insisted were the twin daughters of the poet, who in fact never had any

PM condoles demise of noted playwright Habib Tanvir - 08 Jun 2009
New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh expressed grief over the demise of noted Hindi and Urdu playwright, theatre director, poet and actor Habib Tanvir on Monday.  Tanvir passed away in Bhopal after a brief

New trains to honour Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda - 25 Feb 2011
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Guru Rabindranath Tagore, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced the introduction of Kavi Guru Express Trains to pay homage to the great poet.  

Bengali literature has bright prospects, says Sunil Gangopadhyay - 25 Nov 2008
, India's best known Bengali poet and litterateur Sunil Gangopadhyay said. ..., named after him, are being set up at Sunil's ancestral home.   The poet

160,000 singers in Hyderabad set new world record - 10 May 2009
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) A whopping 160,000 people sang in chorus seven keerthanas, or hymns in praise of god, of Telugu saint-poet Thallapaka Annamacharya... of the first Telugu lyric poet worldwide by organising spiritual programmes

Burkha-clad Saudi housewife poised to win Middle East 'Pop Idol' - 31 Mar 2010
London, March 31(ANI): A burkha clad Saudi housewife has strong chances of winning reality show 'Million's Poet', which is equivalent to 'Pop Idol'in... university. 'Million's Poet', that holds competition between writers

Lord Byron had a huge collection of female admirers' letters - 01 Jan 2008
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Lord Byron, an English poet and a leading figure in Romanticism, had a huge collection of fan mails from anonymous women, it has been revealed. Byron had an image of an aloof and reclusive poet who did not invite

Exhibition of contemporary Russian art on display in Delhi till June 17 - 10 Jun 2011
collection of Indian writer, poet, artist and diplomat Abhay Kumar. The exhibition... and multifaceted person. She said that he was writer, poet, artist and diplomat, all rolled

For Ghalib, birthday would mean lavish meal with friends - 28 Dec 2008
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Had he been alive, legendary Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib... (poet) of fine tunes and a few vices would have turned 212 Saturday. Ghalib....  The poet, who was known to squander money on alcohol

India's A.K. Mehrotra in race for Oxford poetry position - 23 Apr 2009
Heaney. Now Indian poet and teacher A.K. Mehrotra's name is doing rounds as Oxford's...;  Mehrotra, a poet and literary critic who is professor of English...', and 'a poet-critic of an exceptionally high order'.    'Mehrotra

John Keats' love-letter expected to fetch 120K pounds - 26 Jan 2011
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A love-letter in which the poet John Keats, already...." The collector and poet Roy David is selling the note along with more than... and a wealth of material relating to the late poet laureate Ted Hughes. David said

Indira Bhavan controversy an unwarranted issue: Biman Bose - 06 Jan 2012
decision to rename Indira Bhavan in Kolkata after the poet Nazrul Islam... the media here. Bose further said Kazi Nazrul Islam was a great poet... poet, is a great writer, also inspired the freedom fighters and he is not only

Faiz Ahmed Faiz's poems translated into German - 27 May 2012
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Works of noted subcontinental Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed...) was a left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets... Loves".Goethe Institut Director Mauel Negwer said Faiz was a renowned poet

Royal Family's verse writer's 'thankless' job gave him writer's block - 01 Jan 2008
London, September 11 (ANI): Poet Laureate Andrew Motion has proclaimed the job of writing verse for the Royal Family "thankless", for it gave him a case of writer's block. Speaking at the Ealing Arts Festival in London, he revealed

Obama has the makings of a Gandhi: Maya Angelou - 20 Jan 2009
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Maya Angelou, one of America's foremost living poet, says Barack Obama can be a great leader, just like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Angelou, a veteran of the civil rights movement who worked with Martin

Blossoming almond trees herald spring in Kashmir Valley - 11 Mar 2009
Srinagar, Mar 11 (ANI): If there be a paradise on the Earth, it is this, it is this, it is this... reads one of the verses coined by Firdaus, a poet in Mughal emperor Shahjahan's court, which praises the Kashmir Valley for its

Plant used to make condemned men to smile before death came from Italian island - 16 May 2009
Rome, May 16 (ANI): Scientists have traced the roots of a potion that was used to intoxicate condemned men to smile before dying, to a plant commonly found on the Italian island of Sardinia, during the time of Greek poet Homer.  

Manmohan mourns Kamala Das's death, praises her sensitive poems - 31 May 2009
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday expressed grief at the demise of eminent poet and author Kamala Das and praised her poems 'focusing on womanhood and feminism' for sensitivity. In his condolence message

Vatican finally recognises homosexual Oscar Wilde's wisdom - 17 Jul 2009
London, July 17 (ANI): In a surprise act of reconciliation with Oscar Wilde, whose flamboyant behaviour scandalised Britain in the 19th century, Vatican has described the poet as a "lucid analyst of the modern world". Wilde

Brand, Perry 'record rendition of Edward Lear's nonsense verse' - 12 Nov 2009
London, November 12 (ANI): Russell Brand and partner Katy Perry have reportedly recorded a rendition of poet Edward Lear's 1871 nonsense verse 'The Owl And The Pussycat'. The couple did the recording at the famous Sunset Sound

Thomas Hardy's home to be opened in full to the public - 29 Dec 2010
London, Dec 29 (ANI): The country home where late British novelist and poet Thomas Hardy wrote some of his best known works is set to be opened in full to the public for the first time. Hardy had designed Max Gate in Dorchester

Indian diplomat's personal collection to showcase Russian art - 08 Jun 2011
New Delhi, Jun 8 (ANI): An exhibition of Russian contemporary art from the private collection of Indian artist, poet, and diplomat Abhay Kumar will showcase another facet of universalism and creative diversity. The Russian Centre

Why dewdrops behave just as Tagore described - 12 Jan 2012
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Dewdrops inspired poet Rabindranath Tagore to write, "Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf." But the Nobel laureate might have fewer clues why do dewdrops do what

Odes to turbulent times, from India's 'bhasa' poets - 22 May 2012
the softer shades of nature and love - the genre made famous by poet... Indian 'bhasa' poetry is best captured by infamous Chilean poet Nicanor Parra... are creating in India today,' noted Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar said.  Sarkar

Prabhakar's death marks end of an era of Hindi literature (Obituary) - 11 Apr 2009
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Gandhian poet and writer Vishnu Prabhakar, who died here Saturday, was the last link between contemporary Hindi literature... what examination he had passed as part of his formal education. The poet

Theatre re-invented to celebrate Gulzar's legacy - 20 Jun 2012
and scarce, says noted writer-poet, lyricist and director Gulzar."Somehow you will feel... heal," the poet said about the song and the title of the festival.The plays

Robert Burns dubbed 'racist, misogynist drunk' by leading historian - 05 Jan 2009
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Late Scottish poet Robert Burns has been dubbed a 'racist, misogynist drunk' by a leading historian, who says that the Bard is not a fitting figure for Scotland's 2009 Homecoming celebrations. Michael Fry has put

Sir Walter Scott 'invented English legends', claims author - 17 Aug 2010
London, Aug 17 (ANI): An author has claimed that Scottish historical novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott was not only crucial in creating the idea of Scotland as it persists today, but in also 'inventing English legends

Lord Byron's racy life of bling, booze and groupie sex revealed - 01 Jan 2008
London, Aug 15 (ANI): Besides being a great poet, Lord Byron had the status..., unforeseen letters have emerged which prove the legendary poet's huge female fan... in two years in Venice alone. The poet is also known for his bisexual

Baba Farid fair celebrated in Faridkot - 06 Oct 2008
Faridkot, Oct 6 (ANI): Baba Farid, a 12th century Sufi saint, is described by many as the first major Punjabi poet. He is known to have once performed penance for 40 days at Mokhalpur and impressed the King.  Faridkot city was later

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